Monday, 30 January 2012

Easy Gift Pouch

This is a photograph of a gift pouch I made recently. These are really easy to make.

All you need are 2 triangle shapes of fabric, a piece of ribbon and a needle and thread.  You sew the two pieces of the fabric together. Then you bend the 3 corners down and stitch across leaving a gap to thread the ribbon through.  Then you sew up 3 of the sides until you reach the bottom of the bend triangle ends. Then you thread your ribbon through and you have a cute little pouch.  These can be used to place small gifts for friends and family.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 23 January 2012

Felt Bookmark

This is a felt bookmark that I made for one of my friends.   I normally like to sew on my felt bookmarks but this time I just used fabric paints to decorate it. Using fabric paints is much quicker than sewing, but you still have to wait a while for the paint to dry.

Crafty Girl

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Fingerless Gloves

The photograph above shows some fingerless gloves that I made using old jumper sleeves.  The sleeves were from an adult old pink wool jumper that was put into the washing machine to shrink and felt. Once the jumper was felted and easy to cut, I cut off the sleeves and measured how long I wanted my gloves.

I cut them to the length needed, I turned the edge up to make it thicker on the wrist. I then cut two slits in each glove to make space for the thumbs. I then hand stitched a few stitches to make the thumb and fingers separate.  I then hand sewed some silver lace/ribbon onto the cuffs. Then I stitched on a blue small ribbon all the way around and made into a little bow for decoration.

I now have some lovely pink gloves that I love wearing.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 9 January 2012

Best Friends Artwork

This is a photo of a gift i received from my best friend. We have been best friends since we were 3 so nearly 7 years now. She is the bestest friend you could ask for. I used to go to the same school as her but then I had to move schools. Even though we don't live near each other we still always stay in touch and visit each other as much as we can. I really love her gift and I am going to try to make one for her too.

Crafty Girl